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Samuel Keith Leedy
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1816
Richland County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1853
Richland County
Ohio, USA

Samuel Keith Leedy was the 6th of 12 children born to "Big" John & Elizabeth (Keith) Leedy. He was born in a log cabin that his father had erected just 5 years before his birth on Sec. 35 Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., OH.

Raised a farmer, Samuel Keith Leedy married 10-15-1840 in Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., OH to Miss Margaret Whitnah (1821-1903). She was the daughter of Joseph Henry & Ruth Southwood (Burns) Whitnah. Samuel & Margaret Leedy were the parents of 6 children.

Children of Samuel & Margaret Leedy ...

Ruth Leedy (1841-1851)
Elizabeth (Leedy) Robinson (1843-1931)
Virginia Margaret (Leedy) Hayes (1845-1914)
Robert Burns Leedy-i (1847-1918)
Gov. John Whitnah Leedy (1849-1935)
Henry Clay Leedy (1852-1936)

Samuel Leedy loved singing and taught others to sing. It is said he had a wonderful mellow bass voice. He helped his father keep a tavern and hotel at Bellville, Ohio that he took over after the death of his father in 1851. Towards the end of his life he reportedly suffered rapid health and mental deterioration. He had been working outside of the tavern early in the Spring of 1853 when he came down with a fever that he never recovered from. He made his last will and testament one month before he passed away at the age of 36y-2m-29d.

Samuel Keith Leedy is buried in the Bellville Cemetery, Bellville, Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., OH.
Family links: 
  John Leedy (1779 - 1851)
  Elizabeth Ann Keith Leedy (1789 - 1870)
  Margaret Whitnah Leedy (1821 - 1903)*
  Ruth Leedy (1841 - 1851)*
  Elizabeth Leedy Robinson (1843 - 1931)*
  Virginia Leedy Hayes (1845 - 1914)*
  Robert Burns Leedy (1847 - 1918)*
  John Whitnah Leedy (1849 - 1935)*
  Henry C. Leedy (1852 - 1935)*
  Lewis Keith Leedy (1807 - 1896)*
  Catherine Leedy Garber (1809 - 1879)*
  Mary Leedy Crawford (1810 - 1860)*
  Susannah Leedy Myers (1811 - 1903)*
  Abraham Keith Leedy (1814 - 1896)*
  Samuel Keith Leedy (1816 - 1853)
  Elizabeth Leedy Miskimin (1818 - 1900)*
  John Keith Leedy (1820 - 1876)*
  Margaret Leedy Spayde (1822 - 1899)*
  Rosanna Leedy Brown (1826 - 1907)*
  Sarah Leedy Gambrill (1830 - 1876)*
*Calculated relationship
Bellville Cemetery
Richland County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Jim Leedy
Record added: Dec 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63086080
Samuel Keith Leedy
Added by: Jim Leedy
Samuel Keith Leedy
Added by: Jim Leedy
Samuel Keith Leedy
Added by: Jim Leedy
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 Added: Jul. 6, 2011

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